NEW BETHLEHEM – After a meeting full of talk about upcoming summertime events, members of the Redbank Valley Chamber of Commerce elected a new president to lead the group this year.

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RIMERSBURG – Fifty years ago, Rimersburg businessman Ralph M. Eccles saw the creation of a library as his way of presenting a gift to the communities that supported his many businesses over the years.

RIMERSBURG – With the fate of the community festival at stake, several new volunteers stepped up last week to help keep Rimersburg’s annual Cookie Daze afloat.

NEW BETHLEHEM – Four local men are facing charges following a violent altercation outside Diddy’s Bar along Broad Street in New Bethlehem March 18.

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KITTANNING – The adoption of a proclamation for Sexual Assault Awareness Month took a personal and poignant turn last week as the executive director of Armstrong County’s domestic violence advocacy agency shared her own story of a case of abuse from years ago.

SLIGO – It took two executive sessions for Sligo Borough Council and Sligo Borough Authority at their April meetings, but they approved a request from part-time employee Tim Switzer that he be considered for a full-time position and a raise.

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CLARION – On April 4, nearly 60 area residents attended “Developing a Survival Mindset: Preparing for an Armed Intruder.” The event, held at the Clarion Mall and sponsored by the Clarion Chamber of Business and Industry, took attendees through possible active-shooter scenarios that are becom…

EAST BRADY – Water system discussions dominated last week’s agenda of the East Brady Borough Council, as council members addressed concerns regarding the water surcharge rate and mentioned a proposed plan to address elevated copper levels detected in some home lines.

NEW BETHLEHEM – Donald J. Cooper, the former pastor of St. Charles Catholic Church in New Bethlehem, and Joseph F. Meisinger of Clarion, were among a list of 51 priests and other Catholic Church employees “credibly accused” of sexual misconduct dating as far back as 1944 in the Diocese of Erie.

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NEW BETHLEHEM – To many throughout the Redbank Valley area, the Rev. Roger Smith is a pastor who retired — from a lengthy stint of service — to an Armstrong County farm that has been in his family for well over a century.

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NEW BETHLEHEM – A statewide milk surplus is driving down wholesale prices, and causing dairy farmers in Clarion and Armstrong counties to churn with anxiety over the future of their businesses.

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